Natural Products

There is no magic bullet that will keep my cancer from coming back when I’ve finished treatment, but since this is my second go of it, I’ve decided to make some changes to the products I use around the house. Below are some that I recommend. (I do not receive any incentives to promote these products.)

I tend not to use a lot of make-up, but I am 47 and sometimes my face needs some help 🙂 I threw out all my make-up (except for the pen I use to temporarily fill in my sorry looking eyebrows) and switched to Burt’s Bees. My current favorites are the lip gloss and the tinted face cream.

I’m pretty sure Branch Basics popped up in my Instagram feed and I decided to give it a try. I haven’t completely gotten rid of my other cleaning products, but I use these for most of my day-to-day cleaning and have been happy with them.

I’ve been making variations of this recipe since my 16-year-old was a toddler who was born with super-sensitive skin. It’s my primary moisturizer as well. It’s a bit greasy but works wonderfully.

There are mixed thoughts out there about whether or not aluminum is bad for you, but since my cancer was found in my armpit and there is a chance aluminum might be harmful, I’ve decided not to directly apply the stuff to my tumor location on a daily basis.

I’m currently using this, but I have to apply it a few times per day. I would love your recommendations for other natural deodorants to try.

When my hair started coming in very gray, I used Madison Reed brush on root touch up on my whole head. It wasn’t perfect, but I liked it a lot better than that white. 🙂 Now I use it on my roots in between colors.